By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
Cookie parties, family gatherings, reunions with friends – this season is full of great times to gather with loved ones. And to stuff your face with delicious treats. (Yumm…) Unfortunately, face-stuffing doesn’t always seem like such a great idea in retrospect. (We don’t make New Year’s resolutions just for fun!) But you can make your desserts a little more healthy with these tips for making high fiber baked goods.
The good news is that with a few easy additions and substitutions, you can turn your favorite holiday baked goods into fiber powerhouses without detracting from the decadent taste that makes you crave them so much in the first place.
It’s pie season! Apple, pumpkin, pudding, mousse – we love 'em all. No matter your pie of choice, chances are it’ll taste wonderful atop a bedding of crumbled, packed, buttery graham cracker. Working a Fiber d'Lish bar into your graham cracker crust recipe is a great way to infuse your dessert with some extra flavor and fiber. We used Peanut Chocolate Chip in this graham cracker pie crust, and it tasted glorious. Making a graham cracker crust doesn't require much skill, and isn't too time-consuming either. So, whether you’re a kitchen novice or a regular Martha Stewart, you’ve got this.
A weird thing about carrot cake is that, even though it’s got a vegetable in its name, many carrot cake recipes are actually pretty unhealthy. Luckily, a few people have found ways to invent carrot cake recipes that are nearly as healthy as the cake’s name might imply. On myrecipes.com, we found a commendable carrot cake concoction by dietician Kathie Kitchens Downie. Then we tweaked it to make it a bit more fiber-friendly. So keep reading for a heart-healthy carrot cake recipe that tastes delish!
We're in the season of sharing and giving thanks. But a lot of the time, this season can also turn into being all about eating until you feel like your belt is going to sling itself right off your body and clear across the room.
One way to make sure you don't over-thank yourself for your capacity to consume is by adding some extra fiber to your meal. Fiber helps you to feel fuller longer, so infusing a side dish with a fiber dash might help you to limit your intake during dinner – while still saving room for dessert, of course!
Try out this easy Orange Cranberry Sauce recipe, featuring the FiberLove Orange Cranberry bar, for a tasty, filling dish with less than 100 calories per serving.
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